A clear, direct and rapid analysis of the preliminary results concerning the acid liquefaction of Eucalyptus globulus’ bark is herein presented. The results led to a methodology for the selective liquefaction of hemicellulose and amorphous cellulose. Liquefaction was conducted at various temperatures, as well as different reaction times. The process results are heuristically explained in view of the experiments of ATR-FTIR, hydroxyl number, and acid value. The procedure method allows reusing the wastes arising from the paper industry. Valuable products and chemical building blocks from lignocellulosic biomass, mostly based on cellulose can be thus accessed. © 2016, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
Year of publication: 2017